EFCC chair: Lawyer gives Senate ultimatum over Magu’s confirmation.

A constitutional lawyer, Barr. Wahab Shittu, has called on the Senate, as a matter of urgency’ to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, within the next 48 hours.


It would be recalled that the Presidency has written to the Senate, seeking the screening and confirmation of Magu as chairman of the EFCC.


President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Magu as the acting chairman EFCC after the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde on November 9, 2015.


Speaking, Shittu said it was a shame that someone of the pedigree of Magu who has so far performed credibly and exceptionally well in pushing the frontier of anti-corruption war in the country be made to undergo this frustration.

Shittu stated that failure to confirm the EFCC helmsman by the Senate simply means that the senators are calling for the wrath of Nigerians because the nation’s anti-corruption fight is not a fight of the executive, legislature or judiciary but a fight to reposition Nigeria amongst comity of nations by Nigerians.


He said, “The Senate has no choice, than to confirm him, because failure to do so simply means that they should be ready for the wrath of Nigerians. Anti corruption fight is not a fight of the executive, legislature or judiciary it is a fight of the Nigerian people so when you do anything to confront the fight then you are indirectly fighting Nigeria and the Nigeria people will fight back to ensure that there interest is not endangered.”

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